spray polyurethane foam, health and safety

I’m a Do-It-Yourselfer Installing Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)


Unreacted Diisocyanates in Spray Polyurethane Foam and
Action from California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

In March 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) listed Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Systems containing “unreacted” or “wet” diisocyanates as a test case for its new Safer Consumer Products Regulation. Diisocyanates are well-studied and regulatory limits exist for MDI, a diisocyanate, used in SPF.


Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects you can tackle around the home can include small weatherization jobs using a convenient insulating foam sealant product in an easy to use, small can (typically 12-24 oz.).

Insulating foam sealants (also known as “foam in a can” or “one-component foam”) are a type of spray polyurethane foam product and are readily available at home improvement stores for DIY use. These products are intended for use in a “bead type” application for air sealing or adhering. Their small volume, ease of use, and portability make them ideal for smaller projects, such as sealing gaps and crevices.

Why select insulating foam sealant? It can...

 

Insulating foam sealant for Do-It-Yourself projects

 

What should I know about how spray polyurethane foam (SPF) works?

 

Selecting and Working with Your SPF Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the DIYer

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